GREEN PEAS-CAPSICUM UPMA-UPITTU-BATANI UPITTU

Green Peas-Capsisum Upma/Upittu

Green Peas-Capsisum Upma/Upittu

Upma/Upittu is general famous breakfast item prepared in South India. It is prepared commonly by using Rava/Soji. It is also prepared by using beaten wheat, beaten rice, sabudana etc.,

Today I have prepared Rava Upma/Upittu along with Green Peas and Capsicum. It is very tasty with the famous combination of Peas and Capsicum.

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SHAALYANNA-RICE KESARIBATH-SWEET BATH

 

Shaalyanna-Rice Kesaribath

Shaalyanna-Rice Kesaribath

Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath is one of the famous traditional sweet dish prepared on the day of immersing Ganesha & Gowri. We prepare five types of rice dishes on that auspicious day.

It can also be prepared on any other day when you feel like having some delicious sweet dish. You can make a combination of Chitranna & Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath OR Pongal & Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath and so on.,

Let us try out Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath recipe today.

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BOTTLE GOURD-CURRY-KOOTU-SOREKAI KOOTU

Sorekai Kootu-Bottle Gourd Curry

Sorekai Kootu-Bottle Gourd Curry

Bottle Gourd/Sorekai Kootu is a famous common curry in South India. It is prepared with spices.

Bottle Gourd/Sorekai is very good for health. It is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, water and salts.  It helps fight many small health problems. It reduces inflammation in the liver and kidneys, relieves constipation, along with lime juice helps in treating urinary infections. As it is rich in water content makes digestive system free.

Bottle Gourd/Sorekai juice has many health benefits. It is widely used for weight loss.

Now let us learn how to prepare Bottle Gourd/Sorekai Kootu. (more…)

AMBODE-SOPPU AMBODE-DIL LEAVES MASALA VADA

Ambode/Masala Vada is one of the famous traditional deep fried item which is usually prepared on festivals or as evening snack.   It is prepared by using Kadale bele/Chana dal. Specially it is prepared during Navarathri festival in South India on Durgashtami , 8th day of Navarathri.

Ambode/Masala Vada is also prepared by adding onion. Today I am showing Ambode/Masala Vada without using onion but by adding Sabbakki Soppu/Dil Leaves which gives a special taste.

It is a deep fried, spicy, crunchy, tasty dish. Following is the list of ingredients and the method of making Ambode/Masala Vada.

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YARIAPPA-ERIAPPA-NAVARATHRI SPECIAL

Eriappa

Yariappa

Yariyappa is one of the famous traditional sweet recipe made during Navarathri festival in South India. It is prepared on Saraswathi Pooja, on Sapthami, 7th day of Navarathri. It is prepared using Rice and Jaggery. Batter prepared out of rice and jaggery is dropped into the mould filled with oil/ghee. If you are not having any mould, you can prepare dosa from the batter. It is popularly known as Sweet Dosa. (more…)

CHAKKULI-CHAKLI-MURUKU-HOW TO PREPARE CHAKLI

Chakkuli-Chakli

Chakkuli-Chakli

Chakkuli/Chakli is one of the most famous authentic traditional fried snack/food item of South India. It is prepared by using Rice and Urad Dal. Chakkuli/Chakli is prepared in many varieties and with different ingredients. Instant Chakkuli/Chakli is also famous for time saver. But naturally, taste always differs with instant and traditional way of preparing Chakkuli/Chakli.

We have already learnt to prepare Chakkuli/Chakli hittu/powder.

Now let us learn how to fry Chakkuli/Chakli.

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CHAKKULI HITTU-CHAKLI POWDER-MURUKU POWDER

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Chakkuli/Chakli is one of the most famous authentic traditional fried snack/food item of South India. It is prepared by using Rice and Urad Dal. Chakkuli/Chakli is prepared in many varieties and with different ingredients. Instant Chakkuli/Chakli is also famous for time saver. But naturally, taste always differs with instant and traditional way of preparing Chakkuli/Chakli.

Today I am showing the very traditional way of preparing Chakkuli/Chakli Hittu/powder.   Though it looks time consuming and tedious for many people, I am sure once you try this out you will never look back for other varieties. You can try out instant Chakkuli/Chakli recipe also.

You can prepare the Chakkuli/Chakli hittu or Chakkuli/Chakli flour and store in a container and fry Chakkuli/Chakli whenever necessary.   Add salt and you can store for more than a year.  As Chakkuli/Chakli flour is older Chakkuli/Chakli comes out very well and taste increases.

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PAV BHAJI-PAAV BHAJI

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a famous Maharastrian fast food rather road side dish originated in Mumbai. Now it has spread all over India especially Gujarat and Karnataka. Pav is Portuguese word means bread. Pav is toasted with butter. Bhaji in Marathi means vegetable dish. Bhaji is prepared with mixed vegetables either whole or mashed topped with butter.

Let us learn how to prepare Pav-Bhaji.

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BROKEN-RICE-UPMA-NUCCHAKKI-UPMA

Broken Rice-Nucchakki Upma

Broken Rice-Nucchakki Upma

Nucchu – Nucchakki in kannada or Beaten Rice upma is very tasty. It is easy to prepare unlike rava upma. It is one of Karnataka special authentic dish. Nucchakki/Broken Rice is easily available in all provision stores or rice shops.

Try out this recipe and give your feedback.

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HAGALAKAYI GOJJU-BITTER GOURD CURRY

HAGALAKAYI GOJJU-BITTER GOURD CURRY

HAGALAKAYI GOJJU-BITTER GOURD CURRY

Bitter Gourd, as the name itself says it is bitter in taste. Outer flesh is tough. It is very good for health. It is used for variety of ailments like stomach complaints, relieve diabetes, laxative, anthelmintic, emetic, treatment of cough, respiratory, skin diseases, ulcer, rheumatism, gout. As it tastes bitter, while making recipes right proportion of salt, sour, sweet, spice to be added. It is a low calorie vegetable and has many nutritional values.

Bitter Gourd is called as Hagalakai in Kannada, Karela in Hindi, Kakarakaya in Telugu, Pagarkkai in Tamil, Pavayka in Malayalam.

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